Jules Verne keeps inspiring people with his classic travel tale ‘Around the World in 80 Days’.
After the trips ‘Around the World in 80 Drinks’ and ‘Around the World in 80 Girls’ we will now go around the world in 80 webcams.
Around the world in 80 webcams
Our trip around the world in 80 webcams includes kickass locations the likes of the Amundsen-Scott South Pole Station in Antarctica – where you can spot penguins – the Al-Abbas Holy Shrine in Karbala (Iraq), Micronesia, the Pyramids in Egypt, the world’s most southern city Ushuaia, Vladivostok in Russian, the world smallest Capital and the Panama Canal in, yes correct, Panama.
Have a look around the world. In 80 Webcams.
1 Red Square, Moscow webcam
The highlight of this webcam is the marvellously beautiful cathedral of St Basil the Blessed, which has been called Russia’s Taj Mahal and looks like something Hansel and Gretl would’ve been tempted to enter.
2 Paris webcam
You can’t hear the bells that drove Quasimodo mad but you can marvel at the Gothic beauty of the Notre Dame Cathedral here, as well as the Eiffel Tower and Champs Elysee.
3 The Western Wall, Jerusalem webcam
Built as part of the Holy Temple by King Solomon, The Western Wall has survived 3,000 years of war, systematic destruction and being used as a rubbish tip.
4 Ocean Park Beach, Puerto Rico webcam
The best time to visit this idyllic beach is on 24 June, when the sea is supposedly blessed with special powers, such as curing sickness, aiding beauty and boosting your fortune.
5 Dealey Plaza, Texas webcam
This webcam is positioned on the sixth floor of the former Texas School Book Depository, where the assassin that killed US President John F Kennedy on 22 November 1963 is said to have fired their shots.
6 Sydney Harbour, Australia webcam
Located on the top of the Four Seasons Hotel in Sydney, the earthTV camera offers a wonderful view at the white wings of the famous opera house.
7 Isle of Skye, Scotland webcam
This webcam is located in the Scottish Highland village of Kyle of Lochalsh, directly across from the Isle of Skye.
If you’re lucky, you might spot a party of windswept walkers posing enigmatically on the bridge. If you’re luckier, you’ll have a clear view of Black Cullins which, at 964m is the region’s highest peak.
8 Sao Paulo, Brazil webcam
At last, we can put one of football’s most oft-repeated cliches to the test. According to World Cup lore, each generation of brilliant Brazilians honed its skills playing football on the beaches. Using these cams, we fully expect to see this non-stop football action in all its dazzling glory. If we spot the next Ronaldinho, we’ll let you know.
9 Niagara Falls, Canada webcam
This Niagara Falls Camera is pointed towards both the American Falls and the Horseshoe Falls on the Ontario, Canada side.
10 Isfjorden, Norway webcam
This webcam is only updated every hour, but we can live with that because the views of this Norwegian fjord are truly stunning.
11 Sapporo, Japan webcam
The fifth largest city in Japan, Sapporo hosted the 1972 Winter Olympics – the first time it was held in Asia.
12 Christchurch, New Zealand webcam
This camera looks down over Cathedral Square in Christchurch, the second biggest city in New Zealand.
13 Golden Gate Bridge, San Francisco webcam
At 4,200ft, Golden Gate Bridge is the world’s seventh-longest bridge and each tower contains 600,000 rivets.
14 Piazza Castello, Turin webcam
Having been the heart of Turin for over 2,000 years, Piazza Castello is one of the most popular tourist spots in Italy.
15 Dubai Wharf, United Arab Emirates webcam
Dubai Tourism has a live webcam of the city.
16 Table Mountain, South Africa webcam
Use this webcam to search for the wonderfully-named Table Mountain Ghost Frog. A species of frog which can only be found in the traditional human burial grounds of Skeleton Gorge in Table Mountain.
17 Amundsen-Scott South Pole Station, Antarctica webcam
Fancy a game of Spot The Penguin? See if you can spot Pingu with this webcam.
18 Victoria Harbour, Hong Kong webcam
Somewhere, underneath the late-afternoon Hong Kong gloom, lurks a stunning view packed with skyscrapers.
19 Grand Canyon, USA webcam
Gasps at this view of the Grand Canyon, a steep-sided gorge carved by the Colorado River in Arizona.
20 River Liffey, Dublin webcam
Water from Dublin’s River Liffey was said to be an ingredient of Guinness! There are 12 webcams offering views over the Irish capital.
21 Quito, Ecuador webcam
It might look like a nice day on the Yorkshire Dales, and that dot on the horizon might be theLast Of The Summer Wine film crew, but it’s actually Mt Pichincha in Ecuador’s capital Quito, just a short hop from both the equator and the Amazonian forest.
22 Tau Game Lodge, South Africa webcam
The Tau Lodge cam, situated on the South Africa-Botswana border features giraffes, wildebeest, baboons, zebras and Baloo singing Bear Necessities.
23 Prague Castle webcam
Built around the 880 by Prince Borivoj, the castle is Prague’s most popular tourist attraction. Today, it is the seat of the President of the Czech Republic, serving as the political centre of the country.
24 Old Montreal, Canada webcam
Named after the 16th-century French explorer, this is Place Jacques Cartier, the centre of Montreal’s tourist district. The building is Montreal City Hall.
25 Karachi, Pakistan webcam
Mudassir’s Karachi Cam describes this as a semi-live view of Sharah-e-Faisal Karachi in Pakistan – it updates every 15 minutes.
26 Andorra La Vella, Andorra webcam
This is the very picturesque capital of Andorra, the nano-country which nestles between France and Spain.
27 Central Tokyo webcam
Here are six views of Tokyo’s busy streets and roads.
28 Times Square, New York webcam
There are 14 panoramic and street-level views of the Big Apple available here.
29 Mount Vesuvius, Italy webcam
Enjoy different views of the mighty Vesuvius (pictured right) via webcams dotted around Sorrento.
Responsible for the destruction of Pompeii in 79AD, Vesuvius last erupted in 1944.
30 Nicosia, Cyprus webcam
Nicosia is the capital of Cyprus.
31 Bora Bora, French Polynesia webcam
How dazzling does Bora Bora look!
32 Panama Canal webcam
Did you know that a ship travelling to New York from San Francisco can save 7,872 miles using the Panama Canal instead of going around South America?
And did you know you can also Swim across the Panama Canal?
33 Cologne Cathedral webcam
Cologne Cathedral took 632 years to complete, still it’s Gothic splendour was worth the visit.
34 Manila, Philippines webcam
Have a bird’s-eye view of the Philippines capital, which is home to 15 million inhabitants.
35 Hollywood webcam
As well as a close-up of the famous sign, this site provides a history of the Hollywood hills. It’s a tale of bandits, disgruntled Mexicans, Native American villages and free-range camels.
36 Mauritius webcam
Three webcams available here, one showing the the village of Flic en Flac in the west of the island, another situated on the Mauritius Royal Road of Beau Bassin and one on the beach in front of Club Mistral in the surfer’s paradise of Le Morne (pictured left).
37 River Danube, Budapest webcam
Johann Strauss, composer of On The Beautiful Blue Danube, may have admired Europe’s second-longest river from its Viennese banks, but we think it looks just as stunning in Budapest.
38 Orebro, Sweden webcam
Orebro Castle, in central Sweden, originates from the 13th century when a watchtower was built in the centre of to guard the bridge over Svartan.
39 St Croix, US Virgin Islands webcam
St Croix is the largest of the US Virgin Islands.
40 Dubrovnik, Croatia webcam
The camera is located on Stradun, in the Dubrovnik city centre.
41 Arbesbach Austria webcam
Arbesbach is a municipality in the district of Zwettl, in lower Austria.
42 Bali, Indonesia webcam
If this view looked more idyllic, birds of paradise would be serving cocktails to angels reclining on gilded sun-beds.
43 Bondi Beach, Australia webcam
Look at all those people throwing another prawn on the barby at Bondi Beach on Australia’s East Coast.
44 Snowdonia, Wales webcam
In 1838, Morris Williams became the first businessman to open a refreshments stall at Mount Snowdon’s 3,560ft summit (pictured right). There’s no record of how long it took him to reach the top, but we bet it was rather longer than the 41 minutes 35 seconds Andi Jones took on the way to winning 2007’s International Snowdon Race.
45 Falkland Islands
Most of the Falklands’ 2,400 people live in Stanley, the world’s smallest capital city. Its harbour is the subject of one of the cams here.
46 Tarnow, Poland webcam
Tannow, which lies 40 miles east of Krakow, played a tragic part in World War II. It was from here in 1940 that the first transportation of Jews bound for Auschwitz left.
47 Bonaire, Caribbean webcam
Views of this Caribbean island include an ocean-situated ReefCam.
48 Pyramids, Egypt webcam
The Pyramids of Egypt are among the largest structures ever built.
49 Seattle webcam
Perched on the Space Needle’s 520-foot observation desk, this cam affords stunning views of Seattle.
50 Tartu, Estonia webcam
Tartu is the Baltic state’s second-biggest city.
51 Sedona, Arizona webcam
Sedona is located at the southern end of the Oak Creek Canyon in Arizona.
52 Lisbon, Portugal webcam
Take a view of Portugal’s capital from high up in the city’s Amoreiras district.
53 Mount Fuji, Japan webcam
According to local Japanese proverb, “He who climbs Mount Fuji once is a wise man, he who climbs it twice is a fool”. We wonder if anyone’s been daft enough to scale this amazing 3,766m peak three times?
54 Thessaloniki, Greece webcam
There are five webcams overlooking Thessaloniki, including one pointed at the Arch of Galerius, built in 298 to celebrate the victory over the Persians.
55 Santiago, Chile webcam
Did you know that Santiago, the capital of Chile, was founded in 1541 by conquistador Pedro de Valdivia?
56 Isafjordur, Iceland webcam
The regional capital of the West Fjords, Isafjordur is found on Iceland’s north-west tip. Tourists who prefer the cold to the sun can marvel at the fishing town’s 18th-century houses, some of Iceland’s oldest buildings.
57 Al-Abbas Holy Shrine, Iraq webcam
Millions of pilgrims every year visit the Al-Abbas Holy Shrine in Karbala, Iraq.
58 Salvador Volcano, El Salvador webcam
San Salvador gives its name to El Salvador’s capital city and the 1,700-metre high volcano (pictured left) that dominates the skyline. The volcano last erupted in June 1917, since when the capital’s population has grown to two million.
59 The Kalverstraat, Amsterdam webcam
Spy on shoppers as they stroll down The Kalverstraat, Amsterdam’s main and most expensive shopping street.
60 Micronesia Mall, Guam webcam
Perhaps a shopping mall view doesn’t provide the most picturesque look at Guam, but the Pacific island is hardly overflowing with webcams.
61 Banff, Canada webcam
View Banff Gondola and see the Canadian Rockies from atop the mountains of Banff National Park, Canada.
62 Malbun, Liechtenstein webcam
Some things you may not know about Liechtenstein – it remained neutral in World War II, it is the world biggest exporter of false teeth and it shares Britain’s national anthem (tune not words). Charlie Connolley has a funny look at the country in his book Stamping Grounds: Exploring Liechtenstein and Its World Cup Dream
It also offer spectacular views of the alps, as you can see from the webcam located in it’s biggest wintersports resort.
63 Shanghai webcam
Webcams showing Shanghai Huang Pu River and Pudong looking North and East.
64 Chicago webcam
Now known as the Willis Tower, the previously-named Sears Tower is the tallest building in the United States and the fifth-tallest freestanding structure in the world.
65 Mauna Lani, Hawaii webcam
We’ve been staring at this webcam at Mauna Lani (pictured right) for ages and not once have we seen Magnum PI shoot past in his swanky Ferrari 308. We did spot the entire cast of Hawaii Five-O playing Swingball though.
66 Central Madrid webcam
The Plaza Puerta del Sol is one of Madrid’s busiest squares.
67 Hanmer Springs, New Zealand webcam
Hanmer Springs is famous for its collection of thermal hot pools. Spend an hour in the soothing mineral water and you’ll be satisfied with a mere bubble bath again.
68 British Virgin Islands webcam
Nanny Cay Marina is based in Road Town, capital of the British Virgin Islands.
69 Koh Samui, Thailand webcam
Located 700km south of Bangkok, Koh Samui is Thailand’s third-largest island and one of the country’s quietest tourist destinations.
70 Sibiu, Romania webcam
This city used to be the centre of the Transylvanian Saxons in Romania until World War II.
71 Riga, Latvia webcam
Situated on the banks of the River Daugava, Riga Castle, built in 1330, is now home to the Latvian president.
72 Olympic Oval, Calgary webcam
If you ever get bored with jogging and fancy some speed-skating, nip over to the Oval ice rink, which was built for the 1988 Calgary Winter Olympics.
73 Sevastopol, Ukraine webcam
Sevastopol, formerly known as Sebastopol, is a port city in Ukraine, located on the Black Sea coast of the Crimean peninsula.
74 Ushuaia, Argentina webcam
Welcome to Ushuaia, the southernmost city in the world. The small Argentine city is located less than 620 miles from Antarctica.
75 Donegall Place, Belfast webcam
We’re rather fond of Belfast’s turquoise buses – we saw seven drive past during the five minutes we spent admiring this view from the City Hall down Donegall Place.
76 Tiffindell Ski Resort, South Africa webcam
Skiers bored with European slopes might fancy heading to the Tiffindell Ski Resort in the Eastern Cape of South Africa.
77 Vladivostok, Russia webcam
Located in the southern extremity of Muravyov-Amursky Peninsula, Vladivostok is the final destination for the famous Trans-Siberian railway.
78 Ground Zero, New York webcam
Watch the construction of the Freedom Tower at Ground Zero.
79 Marrakech, Morocco webcam
Marrakech is known as the Red City.
80 Central London webcam
Our globetrotting tour concludes where Phileas Fogg – the main character of Jules Verne’s Around the World in 80 days – ended his journey: in central London.
Have a look at the world renowned views of Covent Garden, London Eye, Parliament and Trafalgar Square (pictured left).